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    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Participate   American Trucking Association would like to invite all for-hire and private motor carriers to take part in its Driver Compensation Study. The first of its kind since 2014, the survey's purpose is to provide accurate information on the trucking industry's largest expense - driver pay.   Get Your Benefits   Spend 25 minutes and get a free ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    According to a transportation specialist at FMCSA, drivers bracing for the upcoming electronic logging device rule should practice driving with the new units and old-fashioned paper logs. The ELD rule mandates that commercial drivers who are required to record their hours of service do so with the devices. FMCSA divided ELD migration into three periods. Phase 1, which started in February 2016 and ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, November 06, 2017
    Late last week, a message was posted to the Unified Carrier Registration board's website that the carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year has been indefinitely delayed. The governing UCR Board of Directors has recommended that all states delay the enforcement period of 2018 registration compliance until 90 days after the FMCSA publishes a final rule setting the 2018 registration ...read more
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    This is a reminder that effective October 6, 2017, employers may no longer ask any applicant at any stage of the application process about their past compensation or pay. It is permissible to ask about salary or hourly wages desired during the screening process or on the employment application. No additional conversation about that information would be appropriate. This is part of the new Oregon ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    The effort to attach trucking-centric provisions to a Senate bill on self-driving vehicles did not materialize after an amendment was withdrawn due to lack of support. Top Republicans, as well as the ATA and other groups and freight companies, were pushing for the inclusion of trucking policy in the bill earlier in the week. While ATA noted that current autonomous technology is built around ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    According to a pilot study by Oregon State University, there is a high cost for not having adequate parking available for commercial truck drivers. The study, which was conducted over a 290-mile stretch of Highway 97 over seven years, shows that at-fault truck crashes resulted in about $75 million of "crash harm," research conducted by the OSU College of Engineering for the Oregon Department of ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    OTA would like to congratulate the four Oregon Competitors from the Oregon Truck Driving Championship in June that made it to the final found and placed in the American Trucking Association's (ATA) National Truck Driving Competition in Orlando, FL.  3rd Place in the 4-Axle Class:Daniel Shamrell, FedEx Freight 4th Place in the 5-Axle Class:Nicholas Jones, FedEx Freight 2nd Place in the Sleeper ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Please plan accordingly: 10th Ave will be closed between Holladay and Adair Streets until December 12, and detours will be required. Download the Press ReleaseVisit the Project Web Page
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Beginning Tuesday, May 20, travelers on U.S. 26 from Northwest Glencoe Road to mile post 53 (near Oregon 6), will experience nighttime lane and ramp closures.   All lanes of U.S. 26 will be open during the day. Shoulder closures will continue take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night lane closures will take place: •             Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. •             Friday ...read more
    Categories: Press Release